Prext Intellectual Property

Trademark, Industrial Design, Patent, IP, Copyright and Trade secret Attorneys, Consultants, Lawyers, Agents and Specialists.

The gateway for your IP services in Sierra Leone

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18 Hennesson Street, Freetown

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Your Legal Issues Are Our Business.


We are specialists in prosecuting all aspects of Intellectual property rights in Sierra Leone and Liberia. We don’t only register your IP right, but we also provide after-registration services such as trademark watch. 


We are experienced in drafting and reviewing complex IP commercial contracts, including agreements relating to licensing, franchising, technology, distributorship, and joint venture agreement etc., we have a high degree of commercial awareness to get the best for our clients whether they are start-ups or a multi-national corporation intending to enter into a commercial agreement or localize an agreement into Sierra Leone.


Intellectual assets are business assets and providing a comprehensive plan to protect them would maximize their value. We have the expertise to assist you to define and develop an appropriate IP strategy for your company by identifying the best form of protection across various industry sectors and the leverage to exploit your IP assets. 


Companies today generate valuable intellectual property assets on a daily basis but most do not realize what these assets are and the benefits that come with such assets. A key understanding of your intangible rights and the necessary steps to protect and monetize them with a comprehensive IP Audit and Valuation will open opportunities for your business.

About Us

At Prext Intellectual Property, we understand the hassle local and foreign businesses encounter in identifying, protecting, and exploiting their patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyrights, trade secrets etc. in Sierra Leone. We strive to ensure that our clients gain a competitive advantage by providing them with unique and strategic solutions to their intangible assets in various industry sectors.

Our team of IP experts are in position to handle both traditional and emerging areas of IP. We offer:

  • IP Protection such as Patent, Trademark, Industrial Designs, Copyright, etc.
  • Brand Monitoring, Conduct investigations, anti-counterfeiting raids;
  • IP Portfolio management, valuation, audit and strategy;
  • IP transactional issues in licensing agreements, franchising & distribution, non-disclosure, technology transfer and regulatory affairs etc.

About Me

Ibrahim Fofanah, Esq., is the founder of the boutique IP consulting firm Prext Intellectual Property in Sierra Leone.

Fofanah specialises in intellectual property, Tech and privacy law. He has several years of industry experience in dealing with a wide variety of contentious and non-contentious IP issues, including trademark portfolio management, IP transactional issues such as distribution, licensing, franchising, outsourcing, R & D projects, M & A transactions, patent, trademark, and industrial design registration in Sierra Leone and Liberia, etc. Fofanah has worked in several reputable law firms before founding this consulting firm. Fofanah has an LL.M in Intellectual Property Law, a B.L. from the Sierra Leone Law School and an LL.B from the University of Makeni.